The concept of Community Development has been defined as a process where community stakeholders collaborate to resolve the challenges that face their neighborhoods. This type development is very important to empower residents and to effectively create a neighborhood environment that fosters academic and economic success as well as community pride. The URRC will continue to enhance TSU’s historical role in working with urban communities to aid in development.
Economic Development – The Urban Research and Resource Center is working to improve the economics of the urban community to help build, sustain and grow wealth. Its seminal project toward that end is the TSU Institute for Economic and Entrepreneurial Revitalization, Inc. (TIEER). The TIEER project envisions providing access to capital principally to emerging businesses that will locate in the third ward in order to enhance the economic viability of the community.